Lavender Lemon Cookies

September 2, 2014 | By | Comments (1)

1409165035.165498As a young adult, I have been surrounded by wedding events for the past two years. Thankfully, I love weddings and the numerous showers, parties, dinners, and receptions that have flooded my weekends month after month. While I’ve attended several events, I had the additional pleasure of baking some treats for a good friend’s bridal shower this past weekend, and they were a huge success! Brides and flowers just go together, and when the bride is especially fond of floral notes in her sweet and savory dishes, I knew something with lavender was a must-make. I reached out to a good friend, baking goddess, and Cooking Light Assistant Food Editor, Darcy Lenz, for a recipe, and she gave me this fabulous Lavender Shortbread Cookie recipe with a Lemon Glaze.

 

Here’s what you need:
Cookies:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 cup of softened butter
1 1/2 teaspoons of dried lavender buds or use 1 teaspoon for a less intense flavor (You can find lavender buds at Whole Foods)

Glaze:
1 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
1 fresh lemon

Directions:
Cookies:
Preheat the oven to 350°.
In a stand mixer, combine butter, sugars, and salt; then mix on low for 3 minutes, until the consistency is creamy.
In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour with the cake flour.
Add the flour into the butter mixture and mix until a dough has formed.
Mix in the lavender buds.
Form the dough into a log and chill for 4 or more hours in the refrigerator.
After the dough has chilled, cut into rounds and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, remove, and let the cookies cool.

Glaze:
Whisk 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar with 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (and 1 teaspoon lemon zest if you want an extra lemony punch) until smooth; dip the top of each cooled cookie into the glaze or drizzle over top.
* If you prefer an extra lavender punch, pulse a teaspoon of lavender buds with granulated sugar in a food processor to create a lavender sugar and sprinkle on top of the glaze before it hardens.

See more: Lavender-Mint Syrup
Peach-Raspberry-Lavender Jam
Blue Corn Waffles with Lavender Cream and Fresh Blueberries

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COMMENTS

  1. Pat Rutenberg

    I never thought about lavender in cookies, but this sounds wonderful!

    September 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm

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